Synonyms for erode

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ih-rohd
Phonetic Transcription : ɪˈroʊd

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Définition of erode

Origin :
  • 1610s, a back-formation from erosion, or else from French éroder, from Latin erodere "to gnaw away, consume" (see erosion). Related: Eroded; eroding. Originally of acids, ulcers, etc.; geological sense is from 1830.
  • verb deteriorate; wear away
Example sentences :
  • This limit of the level of the sea beneath which they cannot erode is known as baselevel.
  • Extract from : « The Elements of Geology » by William Harmon Norton
  • Secure in its grip, these are used as graving-tools to erode its bed.
  • Extract from : « The Home of the Blizzard » by Douglas Mawson
  • There has not been time to erode them away since the Pleistocene glaciation.
  • Extract from : « Climatic Changes » by Ellsworth Huntington
  • It has been, and is being, created by sediments from the many torrents that erode the interior mountains.
  • Extract from : « Area Handbook for Albania » by Eugene K. Keefe
  • To erode a stratum 5000 feet thick will require at this rate thirty million years.
  • Extract from : « Pioneers of Science » by Oliver Lodge
  • They were, I think, harder than metal, yet they had been here long enough for the elements to erode them into featureless shards.
  • Extract from : « Where the World is Quiet » by Henry Kuttner
  • When Erode saw this, he said: "I think it is hard to tug at a rope with a strong man."
  • Extract from : « The Danish History, Books I-IX » by Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
  • The area up-stream from the culvert will not erode below the level of the top of the box at the inlet end.
  • Extract from : « American Rural Highways » by T. R. Agg
  • It would take a lot of time to erode away that much massive stone.
  • Extract from : « The Egyptian Cat Mystery » by Harold Leland Goodwin
  • As a result, there is a substantial defense imbalance that will erode fighting power.
  • Extract from : « Shock and Awe » by Harlan K. Ullman

Antonyms for erode

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